|Voters Adopt Washington Policy Center Recommendations
on 4 of 4 Ballot MeasuresFriends,
Last week’s election didn’t turn out as many had hoped it would. Still, Washington Policy Center helped achieve some important policy victories, and we played a role in shaping the public debate throughout the campaign season. Our Citizens’ Guides and new Ballot Quick Guide provided concise commentary that cut to the heart of the issues. Our policy experts traveled the state speaking to media, community associations, chambers of commerce, students, and other groups about the ballot measures.
This year, we took positions on four important ballot measures that reflected our longstanding policy recommendations. I’m happy to report that we prevailed on all four measures.
Today we released a Memo to Washington’s New Governor, which outlines policy priorities on everything from state spending to transportation and our business climate. Lawmakers will face tremendous challenges when they convene in January, and we’ll be there every step of the way to promote good ideas and shine a light on the bad ones.
Elections come and go, but we and the principles that guide our work are here to stay. For more than 20 years we have been advancing sound public policy and free-market solutions that benefit the people of Washington. This year, as in past years, our ideas won at the ballot box. There’s still much work to be done, and I hope you’ll join with us as we move ahead in 2013.
Dann Mead Smith
Noted Washington State Victories
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